10 World’s Most Expensive Restaurants

I know it sounds like an oxymoron, but some of the world's best restaurants are also some of the most expensive.


Take into consideration that subsequent time you are ordering a $30 steak and a $6 glass of wine. These eateries take eating to a wholly new degree with their lavish decor and high-end substances. They’ve earned their status for being among the many greatest eating places on this planet; do not miss out on checking them out!

  1. 1 Sublimotion

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    What's the most expensive restaurant in the world?

    It's Sublimotion. And it's located in Ibiza, Spain. It has a price tag of $2,400 per person—and that includes the bottle of water! Wowza!

    If you're thinking about going there for dinner, here are some things you should know:

    • The cuisine is molecular gastronomy (a fancy way of saying it uses science to make food taste amazing).
    • There are strict rules for reservations—you have to book at least six months in advance and pay half the bill up front before even making your reservation. If you don't follow those rules exactly, they won't let you eat there!
    • There are 10 tables seating 10 people each (but only one table seats nine). No matter how many people are eating at your table, your meal will cost $2,400 per person.
  2. 2 Kitcho Arashiyama Honten

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    Japanese cuisine is famous for many things, including its use of traditional ingredients and cooking techniques. Kitcho Arashiyama Honten is the perfect place to experience these qualities. Located in the Arashiyama district of Kyoto, this restaurant serves traditional kaiseki cuisine at its finest. 

    The fish dishes are particularly special, with ingredients sourced from all over Japan; this includes Matsutake mushrooms from Hokkaido (the northernmost island), Wagyu beef from Hyogo (the closest prefecture to Kyoto), and bluefin tuna from Okinawa.

    A meal here will cost you around ¥20 000 for dinner without drinks or service charge—that's about $180 USD! That's not a small chunk of change by any means but perhaps worth it if you're into fine dining or want to treat yourself after hitting it big on the stock market?

  3. 3 Guy Savoy

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    Next up is Guy Savoy, a restaurant located in Paris, France. This restaurant has 3 Michelin stars and costs $5,000 per person for their tasting menu. The restaurant was opened by Guy Savoy in 1973 and it still serves guests today with elaborate dishes made from classic French cuisine.

    If you're looking for the most expensive food in the world, this is a great place to start!

  4. 4 Maison Pic

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    The Maison Pic is the most expensive restaurant in the world. It's owned by Alain Ducasse, one of France's most famous chefs and a three-Michelin star winner himself. The Michelin guide describes Maison Pic as a "restaurant with a rural ambiance" and its cuisine as "traditional French" with an emphasis on local produce.

    The restaurant was originally opened in 2007 in Valence, France (a city about 60 miles east of Lyon). Since then it has earned two Michelin stars for its modern take on French cuisine—and it has held onto those accolades for nine years straight!

  5. 5 Ithaa Undersea Restaurant

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    Ithaa Undersea Restaurant is located in the Maldives, a country made up of 26 atolls and 1,200 islands in the Indian Ocean. It’s one of the world’s most expensive restaurants because it has been designed with an underwater theme, making it feel like you’re dining in an aquarium. The restaurant was built inside a giant white dome that can be lowered into the sea if needed to keep its guests safe from tsunamis or other natural disasters. The main course on their menu is seasonal seafood from local fisheries, but they also offer vegetarian and vegan options as well as gluten-free dishes for those who require them.

  6. 6 Restaurant de l'Hotel de Ville

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    Restaurant de l'Hotel de Ville is a Michelin 3-star restaurant in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, France. The restaurant serves French cuisine and has been listed as one of the best restaurants in the world. It is owned by Chef Alain Ducasse and it seats up to 65 people.

    The restaurant was opened in 1946 as part of an effort by Georges Bidault, then mayor of Paris, to raise money for charity through his "sociétés d'aujourd'hui" (today society). This society hosted private dinners at which guests were served the finest wines and dishes available at that time. At first these dinners were held at Hotel Ritz but moved several years later when Georges Bidault became mayor of Paris; they then took place at Hotel Crillon where they remain today.

  7. 7 Per Se

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    Per Se is a three Michelin-starred restaurant located at 10 Columbus Circle in Manhattan, New York City. The restaurant opened in 2004 and was awarded the Best Restaurant in New York City by Zagat in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

    Per Se follows a seasonal format for its menus; each menu has about 14 dishes that change every four weeks. Dishes are often composed of unusual ingredients such as Japanese sea cucumber with caviar, lobster with black truffle vinaigrette, or white sturgeon with foie gras mousse. The wine list at Per Se consists of some 1500 selections from all over the world. A meal at this restaurant will cost you $450 per person including tax and tip which makes it one of the most expensive restaurants on earth

  8. 8 Geranium

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    Located in Copenhagen, Denmark, Geranium is a Danish restaurant opened in 2003 by chef Rasmus Kofoed and his wife Stine Glassen. It has been awarded two Michelin stars since 2008 (one star was taken back in 2018). It is also known for its high prices—a three-course menu typically costs around $250 per person.

  9. 9 Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athenee

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    Located in Paris, this French restaurant serves lunch and dinner. It opened in 1998 and has received a Michelin star. The cost of the meal at this restaurant depends on what you order, but can range anywhere between $1,000 and $13,000 per person.

  10. 10 Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet

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    Ultraviolet is a restaurant in Singapore that serves French cuisine.

    It was awarded Michelin's three-star rating, but was stripped of this title after the Michelin Guide Hong Kong and Macau 2017 edition came out. It also holds two stars from the Forbes Travel Guide.

    The restaurant is located inside Marina Bay Sands, an integrated resort complex which includes two hotels and a shopping mall. The dining room features a huge wall of water that flows into an aquarium with fish swimming around; there are also two private rooms available for events and parties at an additional charge.

    The chef himself heads the kitchen staff, which includes four sous chefs, six cooks and 15 waiters/waitresses to serve their customers every day (Saturday nights require additional staff).


    So, if you're looking to treat yourself and want to spend some money on a nice meal, these restaurants will be able to accommodate your needs. Just remember that they are not cheap, so be prepared when going there!

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  1. This is so true because I went to a restaurant and oh my when I saw the menu I quietly walked out as I went. It was so expensive so I can relate to this post :). Great posts though.